- Hispanic Heroes, Border Shenanigans and Dr. Seuss? - Federal Depository Library Annual Conference, Arlington VA. Oct. 19 - 21, 2010.
- Ugly Duckling to Swan: Government Documents for the Public User - Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, Las Cruces, NM. March 29, 2010.
- Government Documents Tell a Good Story - Federal Depository Library Annual Conference, Arlington VA. Oct. 18 - 20, 2009.
- Slaves, Sidekicks and Healers: Women's Stories Collected by the WPA - Soul of a People: Great Depression Road Show, Las Cruces, NM.Apr.4, 2009.
- Borrowed Bard: Shakespeare's Debt to Oral Tradition - presented in collaboration with Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show Director, Pat O'Scannell. Oregon Shakespeare Festival Noon, Carpenter Hall. Sponsored by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. August 12, 2006
- Digital Smorgasboard: Southern Oregon Digital Archives Overview - Oregon Library Association Annual Meeting. Salem, Oregon April 6, 2006.
- For A Potful of Butter, I'll Tell You Another - program of stories told in six Jackson County Libraries, August, 2005
- Ormes, Dorothy. “Unearthing New Deal Gems.” DttP: A Quarterly Journal of Government Information Practice & Perspective, Summer 2010; 38 (2): 16-19. Print.
- MA, Storytelling, East Tennessee State University, 2011.
- M.L.S., Emporia University, 2002.
- Certificate in the Alexander Technique, Pacific Institute of the Alexander Technique, Chico, CA 1992.
- Certificate in Storytelling, Dominican University, San Rafael, 1991.
- B.F.A., (Theatre), California Institute of the Arts, Newhall, 1973.